Broadband, the States, and Section 706: Regulatory Federalism in the Open Internet Era

by CHARLES M. DAVIDSON and MICHAEL J. SANTORELLI – The relationship between federal and state regulators in the U.S. telecommunications space has long been fraught with tension regarding the boundaries of regulatory…

Taxation by Condition: Spectrum Repurposeing at the FCC and the Prolonging of Spectrum Exhaust

by T. RANDOLPH BEARD, PH.D., GEORGE S. FORD, PH.D., LAWRENCE J. SPIWAK, ESQ., AND MICHAEL STERN, PH.D. – In this article, we show how the Federal Communications Commission’s regulatory process may be…

The Standard of Review for Claim Construction in Inter Partes Review

by ALANA CANFIELD MANNIGÉ – The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) hears appeals from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (PTO). Recently, the American Invents Act expanded…

You Can Dance if You Want To? Initial Interpretations of the BPCIA’s Patent Dance with Sandoz and Amgen

by JENNY M. ALSUP – As patents covering brand-name biologics begin to expire, biosimilar manufacturers are preparing to enter the market. Since its enactment in 2010, many have speculated on how the…